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Scout Thinks Eli Apple Has Off The Field Issues Because He Can’t Cook

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One of the things I hate about the NFL Draft is when everyone thinks they are a psychologist and determine what is a red flag or not.

Many of these journalists and scouts, really have no idea what is going on with these prospects, they are just guessing, but this evaluation from a scout of Eli Apple is ridiculous via Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn.

Third-year sophomore from Voorhees, N.J. “He got beat probably more than you want but he’s got tremendous upside,” said one scout. “He is too young (20) to be coming out but he is so you’ve got to project what he’s going to be. I think he’s going to be a pretty high-level starter.” Started 27 games, finishing with 86 tackles (7 ½ for loss), 4 picks and 18 PBUs. “Some there (OSU) were worried he wouldn’t break 4.6 and then popped the (4.39),” said another scout. “They were surprised he ran that well. I worry about him because of off-the-field issues. The kid has no life skills. At all. Can’t cook. Just a baby. He’s not first round for me. He scares me to death.” Wonderlic was 21. “He probably has as much talent as anybody but he, like a lot of those Ohio State guys, is inconsistent,” said a third scout. “He squats, and receivers run by him. He’s more in catch-up mode than reaction mode. He bothers me a little bit.”

The actual field stuff is fine, but to say if someone can’t cook means they have “off the field issues” is one of the most asinine things I have read this draft season.

Most 20-year-old men aren’t Emeril, that is a life issue, not an off the field issue.

Do better.